The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) invites applications for multi-year dissertation fellowships beginning August 2014. C21 will select two dissertators from UW-Milwaukee to participate in a three-year pilot program for an innovative international model in Integrative Graduate Humanities Education and Research Training (IGHERT), in collaboration with the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and three other participating universities. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program will bring together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from humanities centers at UW-Milwaukee, the University of California-Santa Cruz, the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, and the Australian National University in Canberra.
The IGHERT program seeks to bring an interdisciplinary, problem-based approach to graduate training, in which mentors and students, working across diverse fields and geographies, may develop innovative research projects and habits of internationalized, collaborative inquiry. The fellowship will support students pursuing their doctoral studies at their home institutions while also providing them opportunities to participate with one another in doctoral symposia, workshops, master classes, and graduate conferences to be held at each of the partner humanities centers.
The theme for the pilot—“Indigeneity in an Expanded Field”—embraces four topical foci that will organize discussions and facilitate communication across disciplines and geographical locations: 1) Memories / Objects / Stories; 2) Territories / Spaces / Environments; 3) Peoples / Migrations / Claims; 4) Human and Nonhuman Belonging.
Please consult our Call for Applications: Integrative Graduate Humanities Education and Research Training (IGHERT) program for more detailed explanations and instructions for applying. There is also a shorter, one-page Call for Multi-Year Fellowship (PDF).
C21 usually employs two graduate students (one doctoral candidate, one Master's) each year at 50 percent appointments. Employment includes salary plus tuition remission. A C21 project assistantship offers the opportunity to meet visiting scholars and attend C21 events, and to work with technologies that will strengthen our web presence.
The Call for a C21 Project Assistant is OPEN. For more information about the assistanship, please consult this Call for C21 Project Assistants.
Deadline: March 28, 2014 at 12 noon.
The Center is co-sponsor of the annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, a forum that gives graduate students valuable experience in presenting their work publicly and in mastering the give and take of academic question and answer sessions. Further information about the conference can be found on its website.
The Center coordinates a Graduate Student Reading Group that provides graduate students with a venue to explore and discuss new scholarship, different interpretative frameworks, and various underpinnings of analysis. Groups are usually formed around certain areas of study, such as Queer Studies, Feminist Theory, Science and Society. Graduate students interested in forming a Center-sponsored reading group should contact deputy director Emily Clark.